As I sit to write this, my mind automatically scans all of the things that I didn’t do this week. I felt bad writing a Fit Friday post without having something positive to say. I’m not one of these people that loves to exercise. In my younger years I was lucky to be on the petite side. I was always…full figured and on the thicker side of petite. Fast forward to now and let’s just say sitting at a desk doesn’t do my waistline any favors.
While I haven’t gotten up at 5:45 am to do Cize like I wanted to, or at 5:30 to meditate and then to Cize, I have made some good lifestyle choices. I take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator every chance I get, I walk 10 minutes from the bus station to my job instead of catching another bus that would take 45 seconds to get there. I walk on average 6 hilly miles a week, and will likely walk another 3-4 miles on our family walk on Saturday. I’ve also made sure to eat healthy balanced meals, with a mid-morning snack and my biggest meal in the middle of the day.
I definitely need to muster up some motivation with a side of determination. I am making small decisions that add up, but to get where I want to be I need to make a commitment and stick to it. My days are long, my energy low, my desire non-existent but I want the results. So I have to make the effort. I would love to blame it on “baby weight” but I know good and well I was 30 pounds overweight before I got pregnant, it’s “office weight”. I want to get back down to 135-140, even though I’m short I’ve never been skinny even at my best weight. I’m more focused on how I feel and my health. My pants are my judge on weight, not the scale. So once I fit into my favorite jeans that have been hanging on the hanger in the closet so long the hanger mark is faded into it, then I’ll know I’ve made it to my ideal weight. Having kids does change your body so I know things might not look like they used to even when I get to the weight I want, but toning will come later. First things first.
Step 1. Make a commitment (it seems like I’m full of commitments these days. Thank goodness for my lists to keep them all straight!)
My health commitment is as follows:
- Make smart food choices (starting Monday February 8th- might as well start after the weekend)
- Drink at least 2 liters (8 cups) of water a day
- Walk at least 10 miles a week
- Get up early everyday for a month and do Cize before work (you guessed it, starting Monday)
- Meditate before bed (you think being fit is just physical?)
Step 2. Follow through
Step 3. Update. I’ll update you next week on my progress with my commitments.
Do you have any health goals you are committing to? Where do you get your motivation? Do you exercise in the morning or at the end of the day? Do you exercise alone or with a partner? What helps keep you consistent? Do you workout at a gym, at home or outdoors? Let me know your thoughts on living a healthier lifestyle!